Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

image.pngCases of measles are still rising in our communities.

Children and young adults need two doses of the MMR vaccination for protection against measles. Reminder letters and text messages were sent out earlier this year to parents and young adults about the improtance of these vaccinations. 
If you are not sure if you or your child has had two vacciantions, please contact your GP practice.

Vaccine appointments can be booked through your GP or using one of our walk-in clinics. 

Vaccinations available for those aged 1 - 18 years old who are eligible for a 1st or 2nd dose.
Please bring your child’s Red Book.

Date Site Address Vaccination Hours
5 June Laurence's Larder Laurence's Larder Christ Church at Brondesbury, Christchurch Avenue, NW6 7BJ 10am-4pm
6 June Kensington Leisure Centre Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Rd,
 London W10 6EX
7 June Vaccination Bus - Outside Sainsbury's Willesden Outside Willesden Sainsbury’s
High Rd, London, NW10 2TD
10 June Vaccination Bus - Wembley Central Square
Wembley Central Square, High Road,
Wembley, HA9 7AJ
11 June Kilburn Library
Kilburn Library,42 Salusbury Rd ,NW6 6NN 
12 June Church Street Library

 67 Church St, London NW8 8EU

13 June Vaccination Bus - Tesco Isleworth Tesco, Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5NZ 10am-4pm
13 June Willesden Sports Centre Willesden Sports Centre
Donnington Rd, London NW10 3QX
17 June Westminster Almshouses Foundation Palmers House, 42 Rochester Row, SW1P 1BU 10am - 4pm
18 June Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church, 6 High St,
Hounslow TW3 1HG
20 June Vaccination Bus - Turnham Green in the park
Turnham Green in the park, near Church, 388 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5TF
20 June Westbourne Park Family Centre
Westbourne Park Baptist Church,Porchester Road, London, W2 5DX
28 June Vaccination Bus - London Central Mosque
London Central Mosque,146 Park Road, London NW8 7RG



Information about measles and the vaccination

Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools. Measles can be a very unpleasant illness and in some children can be very serious and lead to hospitalisation – and in rare cases tragically can cause death. Vaccines are our best line of defence against diseases like measles and help stop outbreaks occurring in the community.

Measles usually starts with cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash a few days later. Some people may also get small spots in their mouth.  Initial symptoms may include a high temperature, a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, a cough, red, sore, watery eyes and then a rash usually appears a few days after the cold-like symptoms.  

Please contact your GP if you suspect measles and further details regarding symptoms
can be found here

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness, so anyone with symptoms is advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the surgery or A&E, to prevent the illness spreading further. 

Protection from measles

  • We are calling on all parents and guardians to make sure their children are up to date with their two MMR doses. To see if your child is up to date with their MMR vaccines, check your child’s personal child health record (PCHR), known as the red book, or contact your GP practice. 

When are children offered the vaccination?

  • Children are offered the first dose of the MMR vaccine when aged one year and the second dose aged 3 years 4 months. 
  • In NW London our vaccination teams are visiting schools and community venues to make access to the vaccination easier.
  • It is never too late to catch up. The MMR vaccine is free on the NHS, whatever your age. If anyone has missed one or both doses of the MMR vaccine, contact your GP practice to book an appointment.


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